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Brinnon Prosperity - Brinnon, Washington - Preserving the natural resources of South Jefferson County, Washington
Brinnon Prosperity - Brinnon, Washington - Preserving the natural resources of South Jefferson County, Washington Brinnon Prosperity - Brinnon, Washington - Preserving the natural resources of South Jefferson County, Washington
Brinnon Prosperity - Brinnon, Washington - Preserving the natural resources of South Jefferson County, Washington Brinnon Prosperity - Brinnon, Washington - Preserving the natural resources of South Jefferson County, Washington



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welcome...
Welcome to the towns of Brinnon and Quilcene, also known as the Emerald Towns of the Hood Canal, which sit in the lap of the eastern slopes of the grand Olympic Mountains. Brinnon and Quilcene, both situated on the western shores of the Hood Canal of the Puget Sound, are the gateways to the Olympic National Forest and the Olympic Mountains, which includes the Olympic National Park. (Our Focus Points section includes a look at the current situation regarding public access into the National Park.) There are a lot of camping opportunities, too. The Emerald Towns of Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce has a full listing of area camping sites.

The Olympic mountains are glacier capped with old-growth forests which hug the wild Pacific coast. The Olympic Peninsula is also known for its biological diversity. Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but no where else on Earth.

There are two river valleys leading into the Olympics out of Brinnon: The Duckabush, and the Dosewallips. In addition, right in Brinnon, you can visit the Dosewallips State Park, a 425-acre, year-round camping park with 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Hood Canal. It also has 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River, which originates in the wilderness of the Olympics.

Quilcene is home of the Quilcene Ranger District, which covers 155,000 acres in the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This area lies in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains and contains some of the driest ecosystems on the Olympic Forest. Running from the mountains to salt water, the district includes alpine botanical wonderlands, several major rivers, and the 50,000 acre Buckhorn Wilderness. Recreation opportunities include hiking and interpretive trails, campgrounds, self guided auto tour and an oyster beach.

We, the residents and business owners of south Jefferson County, have been described as a "fiercely independent, remote South County Community" - but we know different. We are a warm, caring, environmentally conscious community that invites visitors to come participate in our love of the natural resources we preserve and adore.

Interested in visiting our south Jefferson County communities of Brinnon and Quilcene? We'd love to have you visit!

Thank you for stopping by. Come back often!


Pygmy Owl
Big Quil River
Bull elk challenges Smokey and Shadow
Duckabush Sunset
Quilcene Rangers HS Cheerleaders
Winter Cabin in the Olympics
Creek in the Olympics
Sun rays through clouds over Olmpics and the Hood Canal
Rhody in the view of the Olympics
Looking out at the Hood Canal
Looking across from one Mountain top to the rest of the Olympics
Looking across from one Mountain top to the rest of the Olympics - another view
Local Humming Bird Visitors in south Jefferson County, Brinnon
Brinnon, WA Shrimp Fest




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